Gary Woods, MD

"CHKD offers a very personal touch when it comes to pediatric care. It is obvious the patients and their families come first. I was lucky enough to train here as a medical student and resident physician, and it was these experiences that brought me back."

Dr. Gary Woods

(757) 668-7243
Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics


Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School

Residency: Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters

Fellowship: Nationwide Children's Hospital


Dr. Woods focuses on pediatric hemostasis and thrombosis, or children who tend to bleed more than they should and/or have blood clots.

Dr. Woods is one of the first physicians to complete an extra one-year clinical pediatric hemostasis and thrombosis fellowship in the U.S, electing to pursue extra training to ensure that the families affected by these conditions are provided the best care possible. Although hemostasis and thrombosis is his primary interest, he also has a strong clinical interest in caring for children with bone marrow problems, other hematology related issues, and those with hematologic malignancies like leukemia.

Having grown up in Virginia Beach, Dr. Woods was happy to return to the region to practice. In his free time he is an exercise enthusiast, enjoys going to the movies, and loves spending time with his wife and our two dogs, a chocolate Labradoodle named Miley and a yellow Labrador named Mable.

Research Area
  • Hemostasis and Thrombosis
Clinical Interests
  • Hemostasis and Thrombosis
  • Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes
  • Benign Hematology
  • Malignant Hematology
Honors & Awards
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc" 2017
  • Co-Pediatric Intern of the Year from Eastern Virginia Medical School while a resident at CHKD
  • Excellence in Medical Student Education by a resident physician (twice)
Community Involvement
  • Actively involved in St. Baldricks since 2005
  • Member of ASH, ASPHO, HTRS, and ISTH
Woods G, Bajwa RPS, Rose MJ. Reduced intensity transplantation for congenital amegakaryocytic thrombocytopenia: Report of a case and review of the literature. Pediatr Transplant 2014 Feb;18(1):E31-4. PMID 24119002

Woods GM, Bajwa RPS, Kahwash SB, and Guinipero T. Secondary acute myeloid leukemia in a one-year-old girl diagnosed with JAK2-V617F mutation positive myeloproliferative neoplasm. Case Rep Med 2014;2014:473297. PMID 24744787

Singh M, Leasure J, Chronowski C, Geier B, Bondra K, Duan W, Hensley L, Villalona-Calero M, Li N, Vergis A, Kurmasheva R, Shen C, Woods G, Sebastian N, Fabian D, Kaplon R, Hammond S, Palanichamy K, Chakravarti A, Houghton P. FANCD2 is a potential therapeutic target and biomarker in alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma harboring the PAX3/FOXO1 fusion gene. Clin Cancer Res. 2014;20(14):3884-95. PMID 24787670

Walston S, Hamstra D, Oh K, Woods G, Guiou M, Olshefski RS, Chakravarti A, Williams TM. A Multi-institutional Experience in Pediatric High Grade Glioma. Frontiers in Oncology, section Neuro-Oncology. 2015;5:28. PMID 25741472

Woods GM, Bondra K, Chronowski C, Leasure J, Singh M, Hensley L, Cripe TP, Chakravarti A, Houghton P. Radiation therapy may increase metastatic potential in alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2015 Mar 19. doi: 10.1002/pbc.25516
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